Over at his regular column for The Highland Times, Tony Black talks about recent plans to reboot the Carry On film series.
And I stick my neb in too! Here’s a clip:
Paul D. Brazill grew up in Hartlepool and is a self-confessed Carry On fan. He’s also the author of a number of books, including his most recent, The Last Laugh, and currently in production is Carry On Croaking. Brazill has even based a couple of his fictional characters on Carry On actors Sid James and Bernard Breslaw.
If there’s anyone you’d expect to be looking forward to a new Carry On film, it’s Brazill, but he’s not; far from it.
“I think it was very much a product of its time,” he said.
“It was the end of the era of seaside postcards. A celebration of absurdity and the grotesque. Things are cleaner these days and people are more delicate.
“It’s best to keep it in its world of pent up sexual frustration and class war.
“I think one of the reasons that it worked was because the actors were just that—actors. Not comedians.”
Read the rest here.